Thursday, July 11, 2019

Altenew July 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Stamping Mat Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello crafty friends,

I'm so excited to be joining the Altenew July 2019 release blog hop today! This will also be my last Altenew blog hop for awhile, because I've been struggling to find the time. I hope you'll enjoy my last projects!

You should have arrived here from the talented Jaycee Gaspar's blog. You can also find the full blog hop list at the end of this post in case you're lost.

Well let me start with the card I mentioned in my June Standalone Die release blog hop post, that I had messed up because I also used dies from this release (banging head in the wall)! Anyway, these layered flower dies were already released last month, but in case you've missed them, here is your chance to buy them: Virginia Rose 3D die set.

The dies I should not have used last month are the cool Geometric Frame dies! The sentiment is from the cute Bright Blossoms stamp set.

Next up is this duo I've made using the Bright Blossoms stamp set (also available: coordinating dies and stamp&die bundle at a discounted price). 

I can't stay away from those stripes!

For those of you that prefer muted colors, I've made this gray and gold card! Same Bright Blossoms stamp set as before, and for sentiment I just used the Mega Hope die and gold glitter paper. Which look do you prefer? I personally am all for color!

That's it for today! Should you have any question on how I made something, just leave a comment below and I'll get back to you. I apologize for not thanking each and every one of you for your sweet comments - I haven't been able to from my PC for months and it takes ages from my phone. But I always appreciate them, they make my day, please know that!

Now for the GIVEAWAY!

1. To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook blog by 07/16/2019 for a chance to win. 

2. Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from comments on each designer's blog in the blog hop list.

All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 07/16/2019!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope I could inspire you in some small way!

Have an awesome day!


Blog Hop list:

Focus on Eucalyptus Fantasy - DT projects for Pinkfresh Studio

Hello crafty friends,

I'm stopping by today to share a bunch of new cards I've made for Pinkfresh Studio.

Remember, recently we had a new release with washi tapes, stamps and dies. I didn't have much time to work with all the products then and I really wanted to, so for today's projects I've picked the Eucalyptus Fantasy sets (mostly). There are 3 products that work together:
Here's what I made:

To show you how all these products work together, I decided to do a bit of embossing. I used WOW! Embossing Powder Gold Rich Pale (WC01) embossing powder because this is the same pale gold as the Matte Gold washi tape, which I also used here.

I added some washi tape to white card stock, then die cut a wreath, two borders and a few smaller pieces with the Eucalyptus Fantasy die set. Using the Eucalyptus Fantasy stamp set and embossing powder, I gold heat embossed all these.

I then decided on what color scheme I wanted to go with. To be honest I didn't see a whole lot of options thanks to the green ha! So I just used some gray card stock and patterned papers (Indigo Hills 2 collection). 

To the below card base I added a few Matte Gold Washi Tape strips which I then stitched over with my sewing machine so that they surely stay in place. I embossed my sentiment in the middle, then popped the wreath on foam adhesive, tucked some gold metallic thread behind it and glued it all down in the middle. 

For my last card I fussy cut this hexagon shape - I cut out the middle of it too, only leaving me with a thin frame. I stamped and embossed a sentiment on vellum. I glued the frame on the vellum piece plus placed some gray patterned paper behind it as well, then stitched around it. I added foam tape behind this piece and attached it to my card base. The card base has a gray card stock panel plus a patterned paper piece that I cut smaller using the Simple Edgers die set! There's two leaf clusters in opposite corners on this design - I added some additional leaves for more dimension. To finish off these cards I splattered gold ink here and there and added see-through crystals which remind me of water droplets. I just wish they were smaller!

On my next set I used the Eucalyptus Fantasy stamp set differently because I need color! 

For my card on the left I stamped the wreath in black ink, then colored the leaves with alcohol markers. Simple flat coloring, nothing fancy! I added two strips of Rainbow with Splatters washi tape on the sides of my card front. Some paint splatters, twine and jewels (Essentials Jewels Mix) finish off this card.

For my card on the right I die cut two floral borders using the Rainbow with Splatters washi tape and the recently released Lacy Floral Border die set. I stamped my sentiment in the middle and glued down both borders. For final touches I added black paint splatters, some twine and crystals.

Last but not least I white heat embossed the wreath on watercolor paper, die cut it, and watercolored the leaves. I had these colors on my desk because I used them on another project and loved them so much, I thought I'd color one of these images too. 

Gray card base, a wide strip of navy card stock to which I added my sentiment, two slim white strips, white splatters, twine and the card is done!

I hope I could inspire you to create something with these washi tapes and coordinating stamps and dies!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a great day!


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Nope! - DT layout for Paige Evans

Hi there crafty peeps,

I'm stopping by to share a new layout with you that I've created with the gorgeous Paige Evans/Horizon collection! I've challenged myself to not create any rainbow colored layouts for my next assignments, and come up with different looks every time. I'm a bit tired of rainbow lately! As much as I love it, I need a break from it now, if you can believe it!

First up I have an all blue layout for you! It's hard for me to pick a favorite color because I love pretty much all colors, but if I had to, it would be some kind of blue. There's so many different shades, it just doesn't get boring.

Horizon is so full of color and there's so many papers, you can really come up with many different color combos.

I die cut a lot of these layered flowers from various blue patterned papers. You could totally use one of Paige's layered flower cut files for this, but I went with dies because I have so many small scraps and it's easier to use them with dies than arrange them on my Silhouette mat and in Silhouette Studio. Plus while die cutting, I can also watch some series so I don't get bored haha!

I've arranged the flowers in a big heart shape and checked where I wanted my photo to go. I removed the flowers from that section and glued my photo down. I also glued down the rest of the flowers and tucked some behind the photo on the right side and at the bottom. 

I added a cute paper clip, a label with my date, a few word stickers, epoxy stickers and die cuts. I also placed enamel dots in the middle of the flowers. I adhered my title at the bottom. I didn't need journaling because this photo is part of a series I've already scrapped that have journaling on them. Last but not least I added some navy paint splatters.

That's it! Super simple but I love all the dimension!

I hope I could inspire you in some small way!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!